Pursuing a passion and community service involvement are a powerful combination for success with the college process...and a student’s enjoyment of the road to get there!
Colleges want to know who your student is and how they will contribute to their campus. Involvements reveal a student’s values, character and leadership skills.
As competition for admissions and merit scholarships soars, students who pursue a passion over an extended period are at a big advantage. Increasingly, students need to present themselves as “more than their numbers.” Grades and SAT/ACT scores alone are often not enough.
There are a lot of very smart, high achieving students competing for college admissions.
Students need to set themselves apart beyond academics. The sooner they pursue a passion or two, the better.
As a merit scholarship judge for one of the world’s highest ranked universities, I have seen how much a student’s passion...